Monday, April 10, 2006

Illustration Friday: Speed



Yes, it's another Illustration Friday animation, Speeding Through the Cosmos! (<< CLICK THERE.) A quick little jaunt around some of the Solar System at warp speed, with high tech sound effects to boot! Of course, you can see all of my YouTube movies by clicking HERE.

I sit up a little more each day, I can stand up for a little more each day. If I could only bend more than 1/8 of the way, or walk better, or… in time, in time. The scary thing about all this is the suddenness of it. Being disabled in any way wasn't anything I was prepared for. Thank God I had my wife, my parents, and my father-in-law to help us, or I'd be completely screwed. The people in the disability/ compensation department at Local 3 have been as helpful as they can be as well. So I thank God for everyone who's made this as easy as it can be.

I haven't been keeping up with the news every day, so there's nothing new to rant about. If anyone has any suggestions for ranting, please forward them.

TTFN
-Tony

24 comments:

ValGalArt said...

Amazing work Tony!!! I am so sorry to hear about your back!!! Do you know how this happened? Why do discs get herniated? I feel so bad for you!!! I hope you get well soon and I am so glad you have a loving family!

Teri C said...

Tony, this is beautiful! I feel so bad for you being laid up, but am sure glad you could do this piece, it's great!

isay (Marissa) said...

really wow! i played all the movies over and over again. i enjoyed them.

I feel so bad about your back. I have dextroscoliosis actually and i just have to be careful---follow the doctor's advice and rest your back a lot!

i have not been around so much lately. i tried my best to leave comments to other blogs but i guess, i left out so many and i missed a lot of good posts and, for example here in your site-i realized i have not been here for a while- well, and i am grateful you dropped by today in my site. i really appreciate it.

anyway, get well soon and keep smiling!

all the best for you and your family!

Kaya said...

You rock, Tony, love the vids! Get better soon, I know it sucks to be in pain. Thanks for the art.

Rowantree said...

It's like to fly in the entreprise (star trek)! Take care your back !

french toast girl said...

You know what that needs at the end? The big chord at the end of "A Day in The Life." :) No, seriously, way cool.

You could give us a review of what you've been watching lately...

love, me

HARDWAX said...

i loved Speeding through the Cosmos, [your animation], a great shot, the glimpse of the spacerocket, then it turning to it's star destination. Really awesome sound as well, real feeling of, space, energy, and speed.
Melvin the Meat Puppet, whoa! that's one weird scary looking dude, the sound eerie, so cool!
Sounds like your on the mend, i'm glad.

Tony LaRocca said...

Thank you all for your comments. They cheer me up so much.

Elena, I was originaly going to put the end of "A Day in the Life" on here, but instead I thought I'd just do my own- but you saw through it ;)

Lou said...

This is great work. I love the fluidness, the sound. Very cool and very realistic (not that I've actually been there).

Alina Chau said...

Clever idea!! Love the illo, beautiful!

disappointed said...

lovely spacey speed - i hope you recover speedily too

TXArtcGal said...

Awesome video!! ... love the speed of it! I also played your song video again...always gives me a smile!

I'm sorry you are still not on your feet!! When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was on bedrest from my 8th week on. Back then we didn't have cable TV (let alone DVR), the Internet, or even a computer! LOL! I just laid in bed and read these goofy Danielle Steele novels my friend would bring me (which...btw...I never went back to reading! LOL!). I hope, at least...you are having a better time at it than I did!

Again...great video!

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

Nice 3DSMax work. I never could get a good handle on that program. Here's to a speedy recovery.

Janet said...

CoOol videos...love them all! I did the forced perspective with the bucket when my boys were young, too. Here's hoping for a SPEEDY recovery!!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

sorry about your back, my husband too has been having back problems for years, he has had two surgeries and all seems to be fine for months and then.. BAM! out of no where he's twisted up like a question mark... let yourself depend on your love ones, it helps you and makes them feel better.. take care and keep staying creative!

kat@ohmtastic said...

thank you for the amazing ride. so super cool.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Loved the sound effects on the speed/space video. I'd give you links to news..l but the ones I'd recommend are so Left, you might roll off the planet or something. The Right-ish are kind of like mainstream/sponsored broadcasts, and/or too annoying for me go give the bandwidth do.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Loved the sound effects on the speed/space video. I'd give you links to news..l but the ones I'd recommend are so Left, you might roll off the planet or something. The Right-ish are kind of like mainstream/sponsored broadcasts, and/or too annoying for me go give the bandwidth do.

Tony LaRocca said...

Sultry- give whatever links make you happy. News is news, it's the spin that gives it a direction!

Rectite23 said...

this is very cool!

Toni said...

Wonderful video! Reminds me of a star wars epic.
I went back and read a lot of your latest posts. So sorry to read about the back problems. Having loved ones around really helps. Sending good energy your way. Take care

The Tart said...

Very cool illo! WOW. So glad U dropped by my place with your wonderful story..does a heart good!

tony lowe said...

thanks for your comments on string's blog.

Love this pic.

tony

Ian T. said...

Tony, that animation is awesome! I have no idea how you do this stuff!

Take it easy with the back - don't try to push it!